Vanguard International Signs OTP IP License Agreement with Attopsemi Technology

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Attopsemi’s I-fuse™ OTP provides small size, high reliability, low program voltage, low power and wide temperature range to enable Vanguard’s specialty IC wafer business in automotive and IoT applications.

Hsinchu, Taiwan – March 31 , 2015 – , Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, a leading specialty IC foundry, announced today that it recently signed One-Time Programmable (OTP) IP license agreement with Attopsemi Technology Co., LTD, a fuse-based OTP IP provider across all CMOS processes from 0.5um to 0.11um, including mixed signal, high voltage and BCD processes. Vanguard licensed Attopsemi’s OTP technology because Attopsemi’s proprietary I-fuse™ provides small size, high reliability, low power and wide temperature range that align well with Vanguard’s objectives in the automotive, power management, display driver and IoT wafer business.
“We are pleased that Attopsemi’s OTP IPs are very competitive when we compare with other OTP technologies in the market to meet our business objectives,” “Attopsemi will be among VIS’ major IP partners to provide OTP for all process technologies Vanguard offers to our customers.” “The new OTP solution provides customers extended temperature coverage, particularly in high endurance automotive applications.”
“Attopsemi’s I-fuse™ passed High Temperature Storage (HTS) qualification at 300oC for 3,000 hours on VIS’s 0.16um High Voltage process and surpassed the grade at Condition F in JEDEC document JESD22-A103C at 300oC for 1,000 hours. It also exceeds the HTS qualification at 175 oC for 1,000 hours in AEC-Q100_Rev H Grade 0 automotive specification.” said Jeffrey Lin, Director of Design Service Engineering at Vanguard.
“We sincerely appreciate all of Vanguard’s helps in developing our proprietary I-fuse™ OTP technology,” said Shine Chung, Chairman of Attopsemi. “After many years of collaboration and dedicated work, our I-fuse™ technology has finally been qualified in Vanguard International’s fabs. We proved that I-fuse™ can provide high reliability, smaller cell size using a fraction of program current than the ubiquitous electrical fuse. With our superior OTP IP, we expect to bring substantial benefits to all semiconductor communities.”

About Vanguard International Semiconductor
Founded in 1994, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) is a leading specialty IC foundry service provider. Since inception, VIS has been achieving continuous success in its technology development and production efficiency improvement. VIS has also been consistently offering its customers cost-effective solutions and high value-added services. VIS currently operates fabrication facilities that provide CMOS process technologies from 0.5um, 0.35um, 0.25um, 0.18um, to 0.11um in logic, mixed-signal, high voltage, and BCD processes.

About Attopsemi Technology
Founded in 2010, Attopsemi Technology is dedicated to developing and licensing fuse-based One-Time Programmable (OTP) IP to all CMOS process technologies from 0.7um to 7nm and beyond with various silicided polysilicon and HKMG technologies. Attopsemi provides the best possible OTP solutions for all merits in small size, high quality, high reliability, low power, high speed, wide temperature and high data security. Attopsemi’s proprietary I-fuse™ OTP technologies have been proven in numerous CMOS technologies and in several silicon foundries.